Janet Schaefer, MS, LDN, CDE

Certified Diabetes Educator

My goal is to make a difference in people’s lives by engaging, supporting, educating, and motivating patients to facilitate lasting behavior changes to achieve and maintain optimal health.
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Janet Schaefer is a Connecticut licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist and a Certified Diabetes Educator.  She holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport and a Master of Business Administration focusing on Health Care from the University of Connecticut.  She has 14 years of experience in this field providing clinical expertise and education to patients, caregivers and providers.  Most recently, she worked for a pharmaceutical company as a clinical educator educating patients and staff in physician offices, community health centers and long-term care facilities in both device training and general diabetes management.  She also worked as the staff CDE/Nutritionist for an endocrinology practice and in telephonic health counseling for a wellness management company. She continues to be a regular speaker in senior centers, retirement homes and a medical research facility focusing on diabetes management and older adult nutrition.